On Wednesday 17th November, a very special Mhandara Concert took place at St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich, celebrating African Music, and Langley Senior School pupils were among the performers.
Organised by The Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund, the concert included Anna Mudeka, The African choir of Norfolk, and seven school choirs of Norwich. Langley performed a solo piece ‘Mungode’ meaning ‘give thanks,’ as well as two other group pieces with all seven schools, ‘Zuva’ and Surudzo.’
‘Thank you for making a difference to the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves.’
The sold-out event was in support of the Mudeka Foundation to help end period poverty for schools and girls in Zimbabwe, and enough money was raised to send 1000 care packages of sanitary products.
Every school was presented with a certificate that includes the following statement ‘Thank you for making a difference to the lives of others less fortunate than ourselves.’ Langley pupils did themselves proud, were outstanding on stage, and represented the School in the most fantastic way.
Jack, a member of the African Choir, approached the Langley performers to say how brilliant the performance was and explained that it made her emotional because it reminded of her of home in Nigeria and her school (which no longer exists), as they had to sing ‘Mungode’ every morning to start the day. She hasn’t heard it sung since before COVID-19 and she said it was wonderful to hear it again. What a special experience.